Category Archives: iPhone
PlayFirst has announced a collaboration with Sony that will result in a new version of its popular Hotel Dash iOS title called “Hotel Transylvania Dash,” for a tie-in with the upcoming movie of the same name. The game will feature Hotel Dash’s gameplay, along with new images and new assets directly from the Hotel Transylvania movie.
This is the latest in a series of partnerships between major movie studios and iOS developers. Doodle Jump was the first big title to reveal a movie tie-in, and since then, other brands have teamed up with (mostly animated) movies, including Angry Birds Rio, and the recent Temple Run Brave.
A couple of well-known apps have received updates today providing all of the Retina display love that you’ve been waiting for. 1Password for Mac and the Sonos Controller apps for iPhone and iPad now have bazillions of more pixels for your viewing pleasure.
Over at AgileBits, ex-TUAWer David Chartier noted that “Our valiant designer, Dan Peterson, just got done hand-crafting over three and a half million new pixels just for you, owners of the new MacBook Pro with Retina display. And boy is his paint brush tired! ba-dum“
Australia’s Sunday Morning Herald reports that Qantas is set to replace 1,300 BlackBerry phones with iPhones. The airline recently surveyed its employees about their smartphone preference, and found that the majority were interested in iPhones. A spokesperson also noted that Apple’s device meets “…all Qantas’ security requirements.”
It’s another win for Apple and another blow for ailing RIM.
I just love maps. I always have. I used to spend hours with the Delorme Street Atlas CD-ROM until the company dropped Mac support. Of course the CD map business is mostly dead with online maps and easy access from computers, smartphones, and tablets.
Recently, I’ve spent some hours with a free universal iOS app called Recce-London. It is a rendered 3D map of central London, and will be great for visitors to the Olympic Games. The app lets you explore London; you can find restaurants, transportation, landmarks and more.
Even though, when iOS betas are released by Apple, jailbreaking isn’t necessarily number one on users’ agendas, many of us like to have the option of installing some of the many great tweaks offered by the community.
Thanks to the continual endeavors of the iPhone Dev Team, those having just updated to iOS 6 beta 3 can jailbreak their device using the just released version of Redsn0w.
The jailbreak for the third beta follows the same sequence as those of the first two betas in that it is tethered boot only and is limited to A4 based devices namely the iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and iPod touch 4G. As a registered developer, I trust most of you know what this entails, but for the sake of clarification, it basically means whenever your iOS 6 device is switched off or rebooted, you’ll need to reconnect to your PC or Mac in order to get it up and running once again. Failure to do so will basically render your device useless, so is not advised on your “daily runner.”